ex·​treme·​ly | \ ik-ˈstrēm-lē How to pronounce extremely (audio) \

Definition of extremely

1 : in an extreme manner
2 : to an extreme extent

Examples of extremely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Diwan is unsparing in her depiction of all this — several scenes are extremely difficult to watch but demand to be seen. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 11 May 2022 For a majority, picking a candidate who can win in November (62%) is extremely important to their vote choice. Fox News, 10 May 2022 To give an example, throughout the MENA region, concepts like gratitude and loyalty are extremely important. Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 7 May 2022 For example, nearly half (44%) of younger millennials say mentorship opportunities are extremely important — but just 18% of baby boomers agreed. Jane Thier, Fortune, 4 May 2022 As a longtime East County resident, Cortes says housing is an extremely important issue in the 51st District, especially where rent prices have continued to skyrocket. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2022 My strong intuitive sense is that having a public platform that is maximally trusted and broadly inclusive is extremely important to the future of civilization. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 May 2022 My strong intuitive sense is that having a public platform that is maximally trusted and broadly inclusive is extremely important. Will Daniel, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2022 Along with being an inexpensive, shelf-stable pantry staple, rice is also extremely versatile in the kitchen, as well as ideal for meal prep. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 23 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of extremely

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 May 2022

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“Extremely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extremely. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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